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Narrating gender and trauma : an introduction

Caballero Rodriguez, Beatriz and Verdier, Caroline (2016) Narrating gender and trauma : an introduction. Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, 5 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2162-3627

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Abstract

Trauma, just like other psychosomatic concepts in medical history such as shock and stress, has been subjected to a variety of interpretations across disciplines since it emerged in the nineteenth century as a notion to capture previously undiagnosed or misdiagnosed psychological experiences and conditions which became increasingly visible in modern societies and cultures. Yet, trauma remains a highly contested term that has seen numerous redefinitions as its place in popular and medical discourse is continuingly under scrutiny.